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Financing infrastructure and energy projects

Without a solid infrastructure or a stable energy supply, sustainable development and economic growth in any context is virtually an impossible dream.

By Nicci Botha 27 Nov 2015 11:22

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Pit-to-port projects a holistic approach to Africa's development

Africa does not have sufficient infrastructure for moving materials, as it remains an underdeveloped continent lacking logistics infrastructure.

27 Nov 2015 06:52

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What architects must learn from South African student protests

2015 has been a year of protest and struggle at South Africa's universities. The environment remains highly charged.

By Amira Osman 27 Nov 2015 06:00

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City to inject R99m into infrastructure

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will spend R99m on infrastructure projects like fixing potholes, resurfacing roads and servicing housing sites in Uitenhage over the next two years.

By Mkhululi Ndamase 27 Nov 2015 06:00

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Aveng Grinaker-LTA awarded contract for student boarding house

Aveng Grinaker-LTA has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 602 unit, seven storey student boarding house and three levels of basement parking.

26 Nov 2015 07:19

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Ascension Properties goes green with first PV installation

Ascension Properties' first solar photovoltaic (PV) installation in Cape Town is currently under way, underpinning a move in the property sector to show eco-awareness and reap the financial rewards of green energy over the long-term.

26 Nov 2015 06:00

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VDC technology has transformed major building projects

From the advances in stone masonry that led to the building of the Parthenon in Athens, right through to the latest green building trends, the building industry has been at the forefront of innovation throughout human history.

By Douglas Ackerman 25 Nov 2015 11:48

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Nedbank and Green Fund partner to supply affordable green housing

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) and the Green Fund - which is managed by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) - concluded an agreement to jointly fund the development of approximately 400 affordable green housing units in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces.

25 Nov 2015 07:11

Growthpoint's Ridgeview building achieves five-star Green Star rating
Growthpoint's Ridgeview building achieves five-star Green Star rating

Growthpoint Properties' new R157m green office development in Ridgeside, Umhlanga in KwaZulu-Natal has become Durban's first five-star Green Star SA rated building.

23 Nov 2015 11:59

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Wage increases for Western Cape building industry

The Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC Cape of Good Hope) has announced wage increases ranging between 7.5% and 12% for the building industry, applicable from 1 November 2015.

23 Nov 2015 08:17

Riverfields underpass officially opened
Riverfields underpass officially opened

The executive mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Mondli Gungubele, officially opened the Riverfields underpass on Friday, 20 November at the Riverfields Boulevard, Plumbago Logistics Park in Riverfields.

23 Nov 2015 07:48